Condolences to the family of George Humphrey | DrumhellerMail
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Condolences to the family of George Humphrey

 

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HUMPHREY, George

1925-2017

George of Olds, Alberta, formerly of Drumheller and Delia, passed away on February 7, 2017, at the age of 91. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Elsie; his daughter, Elaine Stilling and her children: Stacey and Curtis, Danny and Laurie, and Dennis and Allene and grandchildren; Joshua and Danielle, Sydney and Sara, Rhys and Cameron: 3 sons, Ivan and Bev Humphrey and their sons: Geoff and Janeil, Todd and Charla and grandchildren Kyle and Paige, Rhealee, Karson and Kolby; Don and Donna Humphrey and their children: Julie and Lyle, Joanna and Joe, Christopher, Steven and Jaryn, Joshua and Brittaney, and grandchildren Madison and Zachary, Xander, Brynn and Aylwen, Jaxon, Parker and Gibson; and Kevin and Wanda Humphrey and their daughter Shannon. George was born on the farm southwest of Delia, Alberta, the seventh in a family of ten children; four sisters and five brothers. Surviving George are his two sisters, Leora and Lillian. George married Elsie Tario in 1946, and worked in the coal mine at Nacmine until 1949, when they moved to Delia. He worked in the garage and blacksmith shop, before starting his farming career in 1952. In 1996, George and Elsie retired to Drumheller. They were active members of the Pioneer Trail Centre, participating in numerous activities; cards, bingo, puzzling, pool, and bowling; pretty well anything that was going on at the centre, they were a part of. They made many friends during their retirement years in Drumheller. Due to health reasons, they moved to Sunrise Village in Olds, Alberta, in 2014. Grandpa enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their activities; that was the highlight of his days. Donations in George’s memory may be made to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, or Heart and Stroke Foundation. A celebration of George’s life will be held at Evergreen Centre, 5237 – 52 Street, Olds, Alberta on March 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.